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Wrapping Up Summer 2017

When I first arrived at UT Austin, I was overwhelmed. The university was so big. There were so many new techniques to learn. I had to integrate myself into a new group of people I had never known. I had

Posted in 2017, austin, fun, learning

Deliberate Practice: Becoming an Expert

“Practice makes perfect,” just one of many clichéd inspirational sayings anyone can find passing a Hallmark store. One of many iterations our parents continuously drill into our minds as we make our way through life.  Even though the phrase may

Posted in 2017, learning, research

The Emperor of All Maladies

I will be the first to admit that when Dr. Suggs told us we had to read a 472-page book, I was not exactly excited. Honestly, I was dreading it.  It was another task on top of all the research

Posted in 2017, cancer, learning

Mindset and Emperor Readings

This summer I’ll be reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, where author recognizes there are two types of mindsets after conducting a study on children trying to figure out puzzles that increase difficulty. The mindsets she

Posted in 2016, cancer, learning, reflections

Final Reflection on Emperor and Mindset

So ten weeks have gone by, and I’ve finally completed the books that have followed us throughout the process. Each of them gave us a lot to think about in terms of our research, our growth throughout this experience, and

Posted in 2015, cancer, learning, reflections

Research and Reading

Research Accomplishments So Far I work with Dr. Jeanne Stachowiak, who studies lipids membranes. For the first month or so, my research was solely devoted to helping their research on clathrin’s effect on vesicle budding. I spent a lot of

Posted in 2015, cancer, learning, reflections, research

Mindset and The Emperor of All Maladies

During the course of the program, we are encouraged to read two books: Mindset and The Emperor of All Maladies to bring us more awareness about ourselves and the complicated disease of cancer. Mindset explores the power of our mindset

Posted in 2015, learning, reflections